Manchester United to name Mourinho as coach

Manchester United to name Mourinho as coach

Manchester United will appoint Jose Mourinho as their new manager the BBC has reported.

Manchester United to name Mourinho as coach

Jose Mourinho

According to the report, a deal with the 53-year-old was agreed in principle before Saturday's FA Cup final victory against Crystal Palace.

With United failing to qualify for the Champions League under Louis van Gaal, the Old Trafford hierarchy decided that a change is required, the report said.

Manchester United will reportedly announce Mourinho as the new coach next week after telling Van Gaal that his reign has come to an end.

Mourinho has been without a job since December when Chelsea fired him.

He is one of the game's most successful coaches, winning three league titles in his two spells at Stamford Bridge, as well as guiding Porto and Inter Milan to Champions League victories in 2004 and 2010 respectively.

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He also led Real Madrid to the Spanish La Liga title in 2012, and his arrival will mean a mouthwatering resumption of his rivalry with former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola. The Spaniard will take over at United's arch-rivals Manchester City this summer.

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